Mohammad Mostafavi-Dehzooei was an Associate at the Belfer Center's Middle East Initiative. He obtained his PhD in Economics from Virginia Tech in 2016. He holds a Masters in Economics (2011) and Bachelors in Electrical Engineering (2008)  from Sharif University of Technology. Previously, he worked at the World Bank in 2015 and 2016. Mohammad's research has been in Development Economics, Labor Economics, and Economic Policy. His current research includes studying (i) the impacts of cash transfers program in Iran on poverty and labor supply decisions, (ii) Iraqi refugees and the labor market in the Middle East, and (iii) the effects of paid family leave laws on women's employment outcomes.

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